Hardys HRB D688 Riesling 2020

HRB stands for Heritage Reserve Bin and Hardys take the best grapes from the best regions to create exceptional wines. This sees fruit from Riesling powerhouses Clare Valley and Tasmania and bottled in arguably the heaviest Riesling green/brown bottle (flute d’Alsace) I think I’ve handled. The wine is made by Nic Bowen.

Hardys, HRB D688, Riesling, Clare Valley, Tasmania, 2020

Pale lemon/straw with green edges. Riper and presents more full than the 2018. All manner of limey citrus: lime juice, kaffir lime leaf with some lemon zest and bright florals. And then we take a left turn to richer Light Thai Basil spiciness and even a little shaved coconut depth/waxiness.  Layered palate with obvious depth of citrus with even hints of grapefruit and a juxtaposition of mineral fineness, tightness punctuated with quite intense youthful acidity.  Will last in the cellar over the medium term.

RRP: $34.99
Alc: 13.3% (from the tech sheet, bottle labelled as 12.5%)
Rating: 18.75/20 (94/100)

Wine sample courtesy of Hardys and Accolade Wines

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